Galleries West Digital

Our friends at Galleries West magazine have switched to an all-digital publication available exclusively online as a free mini-magazine published every second Tuesday. You can subscribe here to receive an email prompt whenever a new issue is available. Galleries West has been a strong supporter of SSNAP and the arts communities in Western Canada. We’re looking forward to the great …

Countdown to 2017 Gala Opening

September 2017 is just around the corner. Our last prize attracted over 3,000 people. The Gala Opening of the 2017 Finalists’ Exhibition takes place on Friday, September 22. We hope you can join us to see some of the best new work in Canada.

Already dreaming about SSNAP 2017

I am not a visual artist. Your average four-year-old could put my stick-man efforts to shame. I am also not educated in the fine arts, except for some Canadian art history sprinkled into my undergraduate studies a few decades ago. Despite those two sad facts, one of my favourite things to do locally and beyond is to see fresh new …

Press covers SSNAP winners

Canadian Art magazine features SSNAP winner, Corrie Peters in the news – Tuesday 27 October 2015. CBC News Manitoba notes “Winnipegger Corrie Peters has won a $10,000 prize for an artwork that uses a representation of a door to explore power structures in our society” – Tuesday 27 October 2015.

SSNAP exhibition in the news

Victoria Times Colonist arts writer and SSNAP Arts panelist Robert Amos impressed by the success of SSNAP – Sunday 11 October 2015. “Salt Spring National Art Prize tempers Canadian art’s big-city bias”, according to CBC Arts – Wednesday 30 September 2015., Vancouver Island’s events web site, provides detailed information about the exhibition and associated SSNAP events.

Salt Spring National Art Prize announces finalists

Fifty-two artists from across Canada have been selected as Finalists for the inaugural Salt Spring National Art Prize. Chosen from over 800 artists and 1,367 works, these artists will contend for $25,000 in prize money. Read the full press release. 14 July 2015 (PDF 77kb)

Artist Talks 2015

Learn about life and work of some of the Finalists at our SSNAP artist talks. Artists will tell their stories and share their thoughts about art. Ten of the SSNAP Finalists will present lunchtime talks at Mahon Hall in the month of October. Check out the schedule and learn more about the artists in the list below.

Gala Awards 2015

The Gala Awards night saw a huge turnout of visitors, locals, volunteers, artists and several SSNAP Finalists at historic Mahon Hall. Guests once again enjoyed appys by Rosemary’s In Season Foods and local wines from Garry Oaks Winery and Mistaken Identity Vineyards. Frank Huether, keyboard player of local jazz ensemble, Sky Valley, entertained guests at the bar.

Opening Night 2015

The opening night of the inaugural Salt Spring National Art prize at historic Mahon Hall boasted the largest crowd seen at an art opening on the island. 27 Finalists joined Salt Spring locals, visitors, volunteers and organizers to celebrate a night to remember. Guests enjoyed appys by Rosemary’s In Season Foods and local wines from Garry Oaks Winery and Mistaken …